Watch a recording of NLIHC’s March 23 national launch of the HoUSed campaign for long-term housing solutions. We heard from members of Congress, discussed the HoUSed policy agenda, received insights from state partners, learned about immediate legislative opportunities and communication strategies to amplify the campaign, and more.
NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel introduced the HoUSed campaign, highlighting NLIHC’s legislative successes over the last year and sharing opportunities on the horizon to continue shaping federal housing policy. House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) joined the call to discuss the progress made in responding to coronavirus and next steps for supporting the lowest-income renters. Mindy Woods, a member of the Resident Action Project and the NLIHC Board of Directors, shared insights on the need for universal, stable, and affordable housing.
Experts in federal housing policy outlined the legislative agenda for the HoUSed campaign. Will Fischer of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities discussed the need for universal rental assistance. Seth Embry of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association, and Donald Whitehead of the National Coalition for the Homeless emphasized the importance of preserving and increasing the supply of deeply affordable rental homes. Nan Roman of the National Alliance to End Homelessness discussed the need for permanent emergency rental assistance as a tool to help prevent evictions and, in worst cases, homelessness. Dianne Enriquez of the Center for Popular Democracy reviewed the importance of strengthening and enforcing renter protections.
Our state partners from Housing California, Georgia ACT, and the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness shared how they are advancing the HoUSed campaign’s priorities in their states. NLIHC’s Sarah Saadian highlighted immediate opportunities to advance the campaign’s priorities through forthcoming American Recovery Plan Act,” and NLIHC’s Jen Butler discussed communication strategies to amplify the campaign.
While NLIHC typically hosts national calls every week, today’s call will be cancelled. NLIHC is hosting our annual Policy Forum virtually on March 30-31. Learn more about panel topics and register for the Forum at: https://tinyurl.com/ctpfytkm
We will resume our regularly scheduled national calls next Monday (April 5).
Watch a recording of the March 23 call at: tinyurl.com/a7frz4d3
Access presentation slides at: tinyurl.com/h72h7te8